One of the country’s great conservative thinkers passed away on Tuesday. I never met Peter Lawler, but I occasionally read his work. He once referred to me as a “routinely excellent conservative blogger.” While some might question my conservative credentials (or my liberal ones for that matter), I appreciated the “routinely excellent” part of his … Continue reading Peter Lawler, RIP
This past Thursday I did a post on Peter Lawler’s “Rightly Understood” piece on how Walmart is making us stupid. Paul M., a regular and valued reader of this blog, and a libertarian, wrote a very thorough and intellectually stimulating response to Lawler’s column. You can read it here. Well, Lawler has taken notice. He … Continue reading Peter Lawler Responds to Paul M. on Walmart
Here is Peter Lawler’s take on Glenn Beck. From Postmodern Conservative: Someone has asked why I haven’t made GLENN BECK a strange and stupid conservative trend. Well, for one thing, Glenn is strange but not stupid. (Sarah Palin is not even particularly strange and not stupid–although still fairly ignorant and inexperienced [and remarkably savvy].) Do … Continue reading Peter Lawler on Glenn Beck
Or so argues Peter Lawler at The National Review. Here is a taste: My depressing takeaway is to ask you to think about what the Republican convention will be like now. Certainly not a deliberative body charting the future of the party of Lincoln and Reagan. It will be a Trump rally, and most of the nation will … Continue reading The Republican Party is Now a Trump Rally
I don’t watch enough television to declare myself a fan of the CBS comedy “Bing Bang Theory,” but every time I watch an episode I am entertained. I have thus been enjoying the analysis of the show over at Postmodern Conservative. Here is a taste of Peter Lawler’s contribution to “Big Bang Studies”: Those who … Continue reading Postmodern Conservatives Analyze "Big Bang Theory"
Peter Lawler, Professor of Government at Berry College, has some thoughts on this issue at Big Think. He is reacting to a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed entitled “Disappearing Liberal Arts Colleges.” Lawler writes: The article correctly concludes that those in charge of the so-called and the real liberal arts colleges ought to think harder … Continue reading How to Advertise a Liberal Arts College
A few things online that caught my attention this week: Twitterstorians Gerald J. Russello reviews Michael C. Toth’s The Founding Federalist: The Life of Oliver Ellsworth. What is your political typology? A historian working in a Christian “bookstore,” part 2. The American Historical Review is moving to Oxford University Press. The University of Chicago football … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends